At the inaugural Dormie Cup last year, orga-
nizers and participants Thomas Walsh, of High
Point, N.C., and Patrick Cover, of Huntersville,
N.C., set a goal for the 2011 event.
“Everybody wants to play again next year,”
Cover said in 2010. “We hope to double the size
of the field and triple the donations.”
This year’s event was held Oct. 15-16 and
included 24 players, twice as many as last year.
The field of native North and South Carolina
junior golfers kept its promise and raised more
than $25,000 for charity, nearly tripling its
efforts from a year ago.
“This year’s event was a huge success,”
Walsh said. “Everyone had fun while doing
something for others. We played some golf, we
had a cookout and enjoyed our weekend. We
were honored to have several of the Wounded
Warriors from Fort Bragg come out and share
some stories with us, and join in the festivities.”
“Our goal for the future is to keep giving back
and growing our donations,” Walsh said. “Junior
golf has given so much to us, we want to do
everything we can to give back.”
The money that was raised will benefit the
First Tee of Sandhills and the AJGA ACE Grant.
Additionally, the majority of the funds raised
will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which
assists veterans who return from action with
injuries in their efforts to adjust to life back in
the United States.
“The Wounded Warriors Project is so im-
portant because we can’t forget to support the
people who fight for our country,” Cover said.
“Giving time and money is the least that we can
do for them.”
Cody Proveaux, who was recently named the
2011 Rolex Junior Player of the Year, was proud
to play in the fun event.
“This was my first year playing in it,” Prove-
aux said. “My brother, Caleb, played in it last
year and he told me about how fun it was, so it
was great to be able to go out and be partners
with him this time. It isn’t too often that we get to
play as a team. We were both fortunate to have
a great group of people supporting us, and their
donations really helped us reach our goal.”
In 2011, tournament organizers established a
“Charles G. McCartney Award” that was given to
David Sargent, of Cornelius, N.C., for his fund-
raising efforts, sportsmanship and how he rep-
resents the game of golf and the American spirit.
The award is named for Walsh’s great uncle, who
twice received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star
for wounds sustained in the Battle of the Bulge
under General George S. Patton’s command. l
A hat worn
at the 2011
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